Peterborough will need top scorer Craig Mackail-Smith to be on top form if they are to make it to the League One play-off final.
The London Road outfit trail MK Dons 3-2 after the first leg and the league’s top scorer could prove the difference between the sides tomorrow night.
Mackail-Smith, with 28 strikes this term, is one of three Posh players to have hit double figures, with George Boyd (15) and Grant McCann (10) providing support as Peterborough racked up 108 goals in their league campaign at an average of 2.3 per game.
By way of contrast, the Dons boast a goal difference of +7 to their hosts’ +31, which could lead a number of football betting enthusiasts to back Peterborough to win a high-scoring affair.
The home side are currently favourites to win on the night at 18/25, while Karl Robinson’s men are priced at 31/10 and the draw can be backed at 5/2.
Darren Ferguson’s team have gone an impressive 73 games without subjecting the Posh faithful to a goalless draw. However, football betting fans holding the belief that all good runs come to an end can back a 0-0 scoreline at 11/1, which would see a £10 bet return £120.
While Peterborough are fancied to win on the night, their opponents remain favourites to progress to the final.
Posh are priced at 6/5 to make it to the showpiece final, while the Dons are odds-on at 3/5.
This could be a reflection of the fact that the visitors head to London Road in search of a third successive win over Peterborough.
In addition to their first-leg win, the Dons edged a 1-0 victory the last time the clubs met in the league.
Indeed, four of the last five games between these sides have been decided by a single goal, with Peterborough 2-1 victors on two occasions.
As such, there could be a great deal of interest in the goal bet markets. Punters can back the game to produce just one goal at 19/4, while odds of 29/10 are offered on two strikes finding the net.
However, Peterborough have conceded 75 goals this term, which means while they are likely to score at will, the defence could have its work cut out.
Therefore, people making League One play-off bets could be tempted to place a wager on the game seeing three goals at 31/10, four goals at 17/4 or five or more at 15/4.
A £10 bet on the latter would see returns of £47.50. New customers can register here to receive a £25 free bet.